Mobile Games, That Are Not The Walking Dead, to Die For This Halloween

Halloween is a good, no, WONDERFUL time of year to be alive. We are talking about a time when it is not only okay to walk around in public dressed as your favorite characters or monsters. Try this any other time of year and you will get funny looks and probably have the cops called on you, depending on your costume. Considering not everyone is in the right mood for Halloween I figured why not point out some cool games to help you get jump started to get scared.

First up, Stranger Things: The Game. This one is an interesting entry because I just reviewed it and the second season of the Netflix show has just hit. I cannot say a lot about the actual story because it is set between seasons one and two of the show. Gameplay is straight out of the 80’s and early 90’s with graphics that are more akin to the Super Nintendo. Play this game and tell me you don’t get a tinge of nostalgia remembering back playing some of the classics on the SNES like Brainlord, Legend of Zelda, Soul Blazer, etc. The graphics are just familiar enough to make you think about similar games without Stranger Things: The Game becoming a ripoff of any one title we had years ago.

Stranger Things: The Game by BonusXP and Netflix

Radiation City is one of those zombie games that we cannot escape all year long. So, why is it on this list? Because it is not JUST another zombie game that we cannot escape throughout the year. Set in the remains of Chernobyl and the surrounding area, you are dropped on your head, literally. Radiation City sets you off to scavenge, survive, and kill your way back to civilization. Using the first-person viewpoint sets the tension on high as you are limited on what you can see and creatures, both living and undead, come at you from all angles.

Radiation City

Dead Age is a turn based role-playing game that was ported over from PC’s recently. Setup like The Walking Dead’s game, you are going to be fighting zombies and other creatures in turn based combat in a post-apocalyptic world. There is a crafting mode, choices to be made, permadeath to worry about, and much more in Dead Age. Do you have the guts to take on the undead?

Dead Age Android

Ghouls ‘n Ghosts is another great entry for retrogaming fans. If you are not familiar with this game then, well, um I am not sure what to tell you. 2D side scrolling action that is tough as nails and requires you to do the near impossible twice just to see the true ending. Creatures literally come out of the ground, rising from their graves, to end your adventure. You cannot let that happen, now can you?

Ghouls 'n Ghosts Android

Dead Ahead: Zombie Warfare is a game I recently reviewed. What I can say about this game is that it is still installed on my phone, unlike Puzzle Fighter. If you are familiar with Metal Slug Defense, Plants vs Zombies, etc then you know about Tower Defense style battles already. Unlike traditional Tower Defense games, Dead Ahead: Zombie Warfare is somewhat 3D as your characters can move up and down the screen to face enemies. Addictive and dangerous to your productivity. My review is available here.

Dead Ahead Zombie Warfare on Android

The Mummy Dark Universe Story is based on the Tom Cruise movie, The Mummy, with one major difference. You won’t feel cheated when you finish this game like you probably did when seeing the movie. Setup like a Choose Your Own Adventure storybook, The Mummy Dark Universe Story is full of great artwork and a twisting storyline that you control – don’t screw up as the world needs you. We looked at Wayforward’s The Mummy Demastered on Nintendo Switch here. Available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Steam for PC’s.

Ellie – Help Me Out Please is a room escape game that literally only has two screens to work with. While this may at first seem extremely limited, Ellie is a good 15 to 20-minute romp through a horror movie trope. Worth your time. If you enjoy it, there is an In-App Purchase to unlock another room like the first. You won’t be playing this one for months, unless you really suck at puzzle games, but for what it is, it is a great adventure. Check out my review here.

Ellie Help Me Out Please Android

Sara is Missing pits you as the one person that can bring back another person, if you can solve the mystery. Playing this game is interesting because you are literally using the phone of the person that has gone missing. You are sort of snooping through their device and piecing together the story as you go – where they have been, who they talked to, videos they took, etc. Everything has a chance of being a clue or totally useless, it is up to you to figure out which is which and how it is all interlocked. I reviewed Sara is Missing here.

Sara is Missing Adroid

Fantasy is a huge part of Halloween and Sega’s classic Golden Axe. Recently released on mobile via the “Sega Forever” initiative, Golden Axe is a great brawler featuring creatures that could make some rather cool Halloween costumes – though I figure most women will dress up as Blaze in a red two-piece bikini and call it a day. Check out my review here.

The Power Rangers are still going strong, somewhat, even after 20 years or so. With the release of Power Rangers Legacy Wars, a fighting game with a twist, mobile gamers got to enjoy a pretty good game featuring the primary colored rangers and their foes from all generations of the franchise. What is interesting is how fighting is handled, there is a fair amount of strategy involved as you fight real world opponents. I reviewed this one over on Gravis Ludus, check it out.

Power Rangers Legacy Wars Android

Who doesn’t want to dress up as Batman, or Margot Robbie’s rendition of Harley Quinn? Check out Batman Arkham Underworld for a bit of fun in the DC Comics universe. Setup like a turn based strategy game with some interesting base building segments, Batman Arkham Underworld is a rather good take on the franchise. The kicker? You play as the bad guys. I reviewed Underground over on Gravis Ludus.

Batman Arkham Underground Android

Evil Dead: Endless Nightmare brings a bit of the undead killing to Android gamers. I reviewed this one over on Gravis Ludus late last year, but it is still a great game to get into as we head into Halloween. Zombies and other undead creatures are out to make your life a living hell as you run around some rather large arenas towards your goal. I gave this one the review run here.

Evil Dead: Endless Nightmare Android

Halloween is a wonderful time of year. Get out there and enjoy it.

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